Christmas Scrapbook Displays


First is a magnetic board that can be changed up with a lovely Christmas page.


Then there is the page display case that can sit anywhere in your home designed for pages. Another sweet idea for December decor.


Then there is the shadow box. More ideas, more ways to display your creativity.

Scrapbook Page Ideas


Printing photos in different sizes to make the pages and photos fit well together. One way to get a photo smaller is by putting two photos that would fit on a 4 x 6 print before you go to the photo print shop. Another idea to do it is, if you have an iPhone collage app, send your photos to yourself and save on your iPhone then put two photos together and put it 2:3 ratio if that is the setting option. The nice thing about this is it won’t cost you a great deal of money to do.


Scrapbook Page in Steps


1 leaf punch

1 of each yellow, green, brown, and orange

2 patterned sheets with at least some matching colours similar to the solid colours and 1 stripe pattern with same colours as your pattern

1 ribbon and a design punch (I’m using a leaf because it is a fall photo)

1 -12″x 12″ paper-cutter with different or changeable cutting blades. (for this you will need the straight and zigzag)

Pre-cut letters or cut-out using a Cricut to explain your photo (I will be using the word FALL as my main title)

Scrapbook glue or double-sided tape.

This scrapbook page is very simple because it’s all about the layout. Read the full process before starting to get a clear picture.

3Photo mat cutout

First, cut out mat sizes with the 12×12 sheet cutter. Start with the 5×6 photo using the green sheet and the zigzag blade. Cut a mat to fit slightly bigger than the photo. Cut out another mat for the 4×6 and the resized 2×3 or so photo with the straight blade. If you want all the green mats to look the same then leave the zigzag on for the green sheet. Using the straight blade, cut a second mat with the sheet cutter to go under the green mat using the yellow sheet for the resized small photo and cut another mat with the brown sheet, slightly bigger than the green mat to go with the 5×6 photo.

1Rectangle pieces

Cut a rectangle piece and a 12×12-length narrow piece off the stripe sheet.

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Cut two pieces of the brown, also two different rectangle sizes. Punch out two different coloured leaves and cut out your words, I used a 2″ letter size and the yellow sheet for “Fall”. If you are using sticker letters then wait until layout is ready before placing your word on the page.


The two matching patterns will be your main sheet for your rectangle pieces. Downsize the orange but use the full 12″ length to overlap onto the other main layout sheet so that they look like they are joined.

4Setting layout

Cut ribbon to length of a full sheet to run along side the 12×12 length of the narrow stripe pattern. With the zigzag cutter, cut 2 narrow pieces of the green from the left over just to add to the design.

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Start laying out your page. Don’t glue anything down until you are satisfied with the layout. Remember to use photo friendly glue that will not damage photos (acid free).

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Set a photo and see what it looks like. I added the word “Pretty” with the left over yellow when I was done gluing everything down. The page really doesn’t need it but I wanted to compliment my grandbaby.

Other completed pages

This is another simple layout with rectangle cut-outs and words. The photos were printed with a border so that I didn’t need to make a back mat for the 4×6 photos.

Valentine Scrapbook Page


I had two different word patterns I wanted to use. With my heart-shaped border punch, I cut out a strip to used as a separator along with the pink pattern. I made my mat for the picture and laid everything down but didn’t glue anything until I was satisfied with the layout.  I used the Cricut “Celebrate with Flourish” cut-out for the Happy Valentine’s Day. I found the layout very busy so I decided to look for a solid colour. I found a light, 8×8, pink sheet. I crumpled it and inked it. I reorganized the page and added a heart cut-out. I then glued everything once I was satisfied with the layout.


I cut out another heart for the clip. I stood back and still found it needed some fixing. I added a white paper fold to the heart and changed my magnets to the flower magnets.


With those little touches, I was then satisfied with my finished page.

Magnetic Board – A Pinterest DIY Idea

This magnetic board with this old frame was an idea off of Pinterest, DIY project. Using an old filing cabinet, we cut a piece to fit this old frame and covered it with canvas. This was done some time ago and it was starting to look old and dirty so I spray painted it dark brown. It looks so much cleaner and gives it a refreshed. It is also nice to be able to change-up the board with different pages that suit the occasion.

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Doing a Scrapbook Page

This page is for a new mom.

First step:  Make a mat to fit an 8 x 10 photo. Glue it with photo glue, which you can find at a craft store, Wal-Mart or Michael’s. Use cut-out lettering (stencil, ready cut lettering or a Cricut cutter) of 1 1/2″ to  2″ size lettering to spell out “Mom”.

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With the little cut-out pieces from between the small M, attach it to the mat to give it a hanged look. A flower, off a ribbon roll that has little flowers, make a great button. Cut two off and tape it at the end of the blue stems with scrapbook tape. Add photo.

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Cut out the word “new” and add it. Add a white swirl shape to give it a final touch. Voila! The finished look.